UCLA Football Moves Up to #9 in the AP Poll


The UCLA Football team has moved up one spot to #9 after a 24-23 victory over the BYU Cougars.

UCLA Football is now the 9th best team in the nation according to the latest AP Poll. After a thrilling come-from-behind 24-23 victory over BYU at the Rose Bowl, the Bruins have moved up just one spot in the Week 4 poll.

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The Bruins are now the highest ranking Pac-12 team.

Although a #9 ranking is nothing to sneeze at, this is a very interesting selection for the Bruins to be placed in. With several Top 10 teams learning the agony of defeat this weekend, other teams have moved in front of the Bruins.

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Alabama had a bad time with Mississippi and went from the #2 team in the nation down to #12. Because of this victory, Mississippi lept over several more deserving teams from #15 to #3. Michigan State had stepped passed #3 TCU to land the #2 spot. This is the second time TCU has been leap frogged and not moved up in the rankings this season.

LSU also managed to take a huge jump after destroying Auburn, a team that should not have been ranked after nearly losing to Jacksonville State last week. LSU moved from #13 to #8.

As for the Pac-12, Bruin fans had additional reason to cheer as crosstown rival USC lost to Stanford at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The result dropped the Trojans down to #19 while the Cardinal re-entered the poll at #21.

With victories of their own, Oregon moved to #12, Arizona to #16 and Utah to #18.

For the full poll, click HERE.

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